Find out what’s happening in your area and connect with
people in your community and beyond!

If you’re wondering what CERTs is up to in your area, click on your region below to learn
more. Our event calendar is packed with events happening all over the state—including
your neck of the woods. We would also like to connect you with local groups working on
clean energy. Stay in the loop via email, Facebook, Twitter, and however else you connect.

Regional Highlights

Place your cursor on a region on the map to learn more about what each region is working on, and click to visit the region's page.

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Featured Event

Jun 28 NW CERT Warren Clean Energy To... in Warren
10:00am to 12:00pm
The city of Warren may seem small— but it’s a huge leader in clean energy. City, county, tribal governments, public schools, utilities, and economic development folks are invited to join a free clean energy tour of...

Upcoming Events

in Saint Paul
9:00am to 4:00pm
Join Dr. McKenzie-Mohr for two introductory and advanced level workshops on community-based social marketing training. These workshops will be of interest to those working to promote water efficiency, waste reduction, energy...
in Brainerd
8:00am to 12:00pm
The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Minnesota Chapter is hosting their 2018 Spring Conference. Facility services manager, Erik Ennen, will be at the event exhibiting about Center for Energy and...
in Winona
6:00pm to 7:30pm
This free event provides a wide array of information on solar power including community and roof top solar. You don’t have to own a solar panel to support clean energy. Learn how to be a part of the new clean energy system...
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Fleets for the Future (F4F) is a national project team of regional councils, Clean Cities coalitions, and industry experts tasked with coordinating regional and national procurement initiatives to consolidate bulk orders of...
in St. Paul
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers”...

Testimonials about CERTs

With the help of folks at CERTs, the City of Royalton started at the very beginning of its renewable energy journey by doing an energy audit. The energy audit showed the council and residents that making renewable energy changes can impact the environment and...
- Andrea Lauer
City of Royalton
I have been involved with CERTs since its inception and have watched it grow to a mature organization dedicated to coordinating grassroots ideas and efforts to wean this state and country from our fossil fuel addiction. There is no other group of...
- David Opsahl
Willmar Municipal Utilities
CERTs is a great way to ensure that all regions of Minnesota are equally represented as this green movement charges forward. Too often innovation and resources are stoked in central cities alone, leaving our efforts out-state neither recognized nor rewarded....
- Molly Berg
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Morris understands how important CERTs is in moving our economy to local green jobs.
- Lowell Rasmussen
University of Minnesota Morris
Project Independence was a quest to put a 10kw solar photovoltaic system on Chisago Lakes Middle school. These 44 panels were to be fully funded by students and staff with no cost to the school. We began the process in 2008 when the world economy fell apart...
- Pat Collins
Chisago Lakes Middle School
There's no better group tying together the grassroots and policy wonks on energy work in Minnesota, across political and geographic boundaries.
- John Farrell
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Minnesotans building a clean energy future


    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission